Another Week

This morning the weather was all ornery, where you get all ready to go out and do some work and once you get started, it starts to rain, so you come inside, then it clears up, lather, rinse, repeat. Then at noon the skies parted, the sun came out, and I was able to settle in and do some real work out front, pulling Bermuda grass out and picking stones out of its roots (life is so fun!)

That's not really very exciting, so here are some pictures of how the garden is coming along.

The strawberries have little flowers showing on them now, and we have to move them out of reach of dog mouths.


Mme Alfred Carriere has actual leaves, and seems quite happy with her location.

Mme. Alfred Carriere

The quince almost looks like a tree now, with all those leaves.


The apples are finally starting to look like they are going somewhere, too, putting out nice sets of leaves. Somebody walking by while I was gardening this morning warned me that they might try to set fruit this year, but it doesn't look like they're even going to bloom. We'll see.

Apple leaves

The nectarines and peaches are far ahead of the game on both flowers and leaves. Doesn't the yard behind them look wonderful? Yes, we are always nursing a pit of mud full of gross dog toys somewhere.

Nectarines and peaches

The Asian lilies are starting to peek up above the soil, too. This is 'Casablanca,' a white one. I know they're kind of a garden cliche, but I like them.

asian lily

Here's one of the dianthus varieties I planted. As you can see, these are not your everyday, plain-jane carnations.


The front rose beds are going gangbusters, putting out shoots and leaves. This is a 'Bonica.'


And here's one of the Geoff Hamiltons. Lots and lots of leaves.

Geoff Hamilton

More later, when I have photos of some of my work from today.

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posted by ayse on 04/01/06